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- Ministry of Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe addresses the media from the Mbagathi District Hospital on Friday, March 6, 2020
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe on Friday, March 13, stated that all public archives, meetings, religious crusades, games and all events were banned after the first coronavirus case was confirmed in Kenya.
Speaking during a press conference at Harambee House, CS Mutahi stated that there was no exception had been made.
“The decision was to ban all public rallies, there is no exception.
“We have suspended all public archives, meetings, religious crusades, games and all events that are of a huge public measure. Normal church services can go on provided that they provide sanitising and hand washing as people go into the worshipping areas. We have also suspended all inter-school events but schools remain open,” Mutahi declared.
The CS also directed persons with a cough or sneeze should stay home and maintain good respiratory hygiene by covering their mouth when coughing or sneezing and can stay at home.
“I want to inform you that the Ministry of Health has confirmed the first case in Kenya. It was confirmed last night, Thursday, March 12.
“She is a Kenyan citizen who travelled back to Nairobi returning from the US via London, UK on March 5, 2020,” Mutahi stated during the press conference.
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